Lisa Digernes provides advisory services, enforcement and clearances of intellectual property rights, in addition to drafting and negotiating agreements.

She is also a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's law committee for intellectual property and marketing law.

Lisa has extensive international experience in intellectual property law and worked as a lawyer in New York for more than 10 years before moving back to Norway. Her primary focus is the film/TV, publishing, advertising and art industries.

Her practice centers around international agreement negotiations, which results in her having developed a large network of lawyers worldwide.

Awards and rankings

Lisa is recommended by The Legal 500 as one of Norway's leading lawyers within Intellectual Property and TMT in 2024. In addition, Lisa was placed as number 1 on the list of the most promising talents in Norway in the category Media, sports and culture by her peers during Finansavisen's annual law firm/lawyer survey in 2023.

The Legal 500 notes that "Lisa Digernes oversees a ‘sharp and attentive‘ team with a strong track record in advising clients in the media and entertainment industry on the full range of mandates. Digernes acts for production companies, directors and writers, advising on distribution agreements, clearance issues and rights negotiations." (2024)

Satisfied clients also states to the ranking agency, that:

"Lisa Digernes is skilled and highly professional" (2024)

"Lisa Digernes, has been a big help in international issues and in negotiations about details in contracts made with international players." (2024)

"Lisa Digernes is just amazing. She is very skilled and is very intelligent in the way she approaches each obstacle and she makes you see things in a way that makes you understand things better. I have used her several times now and have recommended her to others. I recommend her for her skills as a lawyer, in her efficiency in getting things done, negotiations skills as well as in her integrity which is very important to me." (2023)


  • 2018
    Management course, BI Norwegian Business School
  • 2002
    LL.M. in Intellectual Property, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York
  • 2000
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo
  • 1998
    Legal studies, University of Greenwich, London, England

Work experience

  • 2020–
    Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 2012–2019
    Attorney and senior attorney, Advokatfirmaet Ræder
  • 2011–2012
    Partner, Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
  • 2002–2011
    Attorney, Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

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